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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Jay Carney
White House Press Secretary
CSPAN2 02/18/2014
Carney: Well I think you have seen in what the President has done and the steps that he’s taken that he absolutely shares the view that we need to enact reforms and take steps that provide more transparency to the American people and in a way that gives them more confidence that the intelligence gathering we engage in is done with full oversight and in accordance with the constitution and the law and it's done solely with the aim of protecting the American people and protecting the interest of the United States.
Amy Goodman
Host and Executive Producer for Democracy Now
LINKTV 02/19/2014
Goodman: A court in Britain has ruled police acted legally when they detained the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald at Heathrow airport in London under an anti-terrorism law. David Miranda was carrying documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden when he was detained for nearly nine hours. While acknowledging the detention marked
Glenn Greenwald (quoted)
Co-Founder The Intercept
LINKTV 02/19/2014
Goodman: The ruling comes just days after Greenwald and three other journalists won the George Polk Award one of journalism’s highest honors, for the reporting on the NSA. Greenwald said the court ruling makes it clear the top British spy agency was monitoring
Edward Snowden
whistleblower
KGO 03/10/2014
Ashley: NSA leaker Edward Snowden made has made his first on camera appearance since fleeing to Russia. Snowden: I took an oath to support and defend the constitution and I saw that the constitution was violated on a massive scale. The interpretation of the Constitution had been changed in secret. Ashley: Snowden spoke today by video link at the SXSW (South by South) Festival in Austin, Texas
William Binney
NSA whistleblower, NSA Technical Director, 1965-2001
MSNBCW 03/10/2014
Farrow: question to you Mr. Binney. What would you most like to see change for the next whistleblower who goes through a process like this? Binney: I’d like to see a real program run by the administration that would actually do something about what whistleblowers are talking about. After all, whistleblowers are trying to address problems that exist inside the government, either corruption, fraud, waste, abuse or illegality. Now If the government doesn’t address those, and face them and say yes, we’re doing this and start correcting them, then there’s no real protection there whatsoever for any of us. I mean after all, the FISA court oversight of NSA is a joke as is the Senate and House Intelligence Committees. It’s a joke. Those people have no way of verifying what NSA is telling them. Farrow: There certainly has been some real questions raised about the transparency of those courts and we'll be watching closely.
Edward Snowden
whistleblower
MSNBCW 03/10/2014
Farrow: Moments ago NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden wrapped up of his first live video appearance at South by South West Interactive in Austin, Texas. His interviews conducted by the lead technologist for The ACLU. And just moments ago he said this, take a listen. Snowden: The NSA, the sort of global mass surveillance that’s prying at all of these countries, not just the U.S. and it’s important to remember that this is a global issue. They’re setting fire to the future of the internet. The people who are in this room now you guys are the firefighters. We need you to fix this.
Sarah Dollof
MSNBC reporter
MSNBCW 03/10/2014
Dollof: Good afternoon, the main message that Edward Snowden had to the audience, is that encryption is key and accountability is very necessary in this point. When he first hopped on the screen it was to a very receptive audience who applauded and cheered for him, several thousand people here watching in person and countless others streaming online now. Snowden appeared before a background of the U.S. constitution and spoke about the need for accountability for government agencies doing this mass surveillance.
Sarah Dollof
MSNBC reporter
MSNBCW 03/10/2014
Dollof: He (Edward Snowden) also discussed the need for people to take their own steps, some internet browser plugins things like that to protect themselves and the need for people to stand up to these government agencies and stand up against this mass surveillance to send a message to other countries who may feel that if the NSA or other agencies continue with this mass surveillance, it will just be a green light for other countries to either start their own programs or to up their scrutiny of people's private lives.
Ronan Farrow
Host of Ronan Farrow Daily, MSNBC
MSNBCW 03/10/2014
Farrow: President Obama has said that Snowden had other avenues he could have actually pursued before he went to the option of leaking. Specifically he pointed to Executive Order 19, which he signed in 2012 which protects intelligence whistleblowers. Here’s the big problem. That executive order does not cover government contractors which is what Snowden was at the time of the leaks. Snowden recently responded that he tried to report his misgivings through legitimate channels ten separate times. And that the leak was a result of his not being afforded legitimate channels due to his status as a contractor. Pulling back, 1.1 million U.S. government contractors have some kind of security clearance (and access to secrets.)
John Brennan
Director of the CIA
CSPAN 03/11/2014
Brennan: Well, first of all we are not in any way shape, or form trying to thwart this report's progression or release. As I said in my remarks we want this behind us. We know that the committee has invested a lot of time, money and effort into this report and I know they're determined to put it forward. We have engaged with them extensively over the last year. We had officers sit down with them, go over their report and point out where we believe there are fact wall errors or errors in judgments or assessments. So we're not trying at all to prevent its release. As far as the allegations of you know, CIA hacking into Senate computers, nothing could be further from the truth.
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